The Prototyping Lab

The L.I.D. is a lab for rapidly prototyping electronics projects. It is meant for students and the community to be able to walk in with an idea and walk out with a fully functioning prototype.

Watch an introductory video on the lab.

The L.I.D. is located on the lower level of the PSU Fourth Avenue Building (FAB) at 1900 SW 4th Avenue in room FAB 84-20. Our phone number is 503-725-2879.

Lab Status

The lab is currently to all PSU students and staff, and to the greater Portland community members by invitation only.

Lab Equipment

Here is the list of equipment and their current status. Sometimes machines break, which will be noted here:

Read about all of our equipment and policies on our wiki.

Using the Labs

It’s easy! Here’s what you do:

  1. Go to our wiki and read the instructions on the equipment you want to use.
  2. Check the calendar (below) for office hours.
  3. Come to the lab during those office hours and get trained by an EPL manager on the equipment you want to use. Once you’re trained on a piece of equipment, you can come in during any office hours and use that equipment.
  4. Once you’ve been trained on ALL the equipment, and you’re willing to volunteer some hours to open the lab, you’re eligible to become an EPL student manager. This gives you 24 hour card key acccess, although it does come with a lot of responsibility.

For more information, please see the wiki.

Lab Calendar